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Tronhar: I'd love to work there, but realize that I'm not qualified according to image #4 - I don't have a beard. :-)

In a reasonably clinical environment where one is disassembling sensitive gear and hope to keep dust and hair out of the gear, I thought they would be wearing caps and face masks for those with facial hair. :-\

When I worked on computers, to protect the circuit boards from Electrostatic Discharge we used earthing straps on our wrists to keep a circuit to ground, I don't see that here... interesting.

i guess they use those rocketblowers alot!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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Tronhar: I'd love to work there, but realize that I'm not qualified according to image #4 - I don't have a beard. :-)

In a reasonably clinical environment where one is disassembling sensitive gear and hope to keep dust and hair out of the gear, I thought they would be wearing caps and face masks for those with facial hair. :-\

When I worked on computers, to protect the circuit boards from Electrostatic Discharge we used earthing straps on our wrists to keep a circuit to ground, I don't see that here... interesting.

there's a strap (or watch) on the guy behind him. he could be wearing it on his left wrist.

I am surprised it's not a clean room. maybe some repairs can be preformed without it?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
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The Squire: Wow. Canon can build a whole building capable of 4k and HDR, but they say their customer's arent ready for 4K in enthusiast cameras. Hmmm....

there's a difference between hollywood and Sally down the street that wants to shoot cat videos?

maybe?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Still a long way for Canon. Would like to know their strategy how to compete/collaborate with Panavision and Arri.

probably one of the more sensible posts here.

it's a long hard road for sure into that market.

especially if they intend on competing with Arri, etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
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Photoman: And what does the photographers get??? Small improvements and nearly double the price for the new version DSLR... Maybe Canon see the future in video not stills.

yes because the three other service centers in the USA for canon cameras are nothing..

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
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steelhead3: Do you think the codecs Canon uses on most of their DSLRs style 4k cameras will further their ambitions?

probably most footage is converted to prores anyways, so it probably doesn't matter much.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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thinkinginimages: I can agree with #3, but that's a future point. Many PC notebooks aren't all that upgradable. But - today, if I had to replace my current notebook, I'd go with an HP ZBook, preferably a 17". I've used them, they're highly configurable, and modular to a degree.

As for PC's and malware, I haven't had a problem in years, and I don't do anything "special". My current notebook is pretty much "right out of the box" plus Adobe, Google and Backblaze.

most you can upgrade the SSD's, and memory.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

actually you did. you called those above you that dont mind upgrading or creating their own equipment.. kids. because otherwise as you suggested adults dont have that "time to waste".. lol then again, you're in here trying to defend yourself taking more time than what it would take to upgrade my laptop if I needed to.

So sorry you can't handle being called out on it, but that's reality - then again, it's not as if you post here often.

So really.. stop the whining .. and move on. this conversation has long since ended.

Peace out.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

@mr.izo. totally agree. I'm giving my laptop a $2,700 upgrade over christmas. takes 4 minutes to unscrew the back, snap off the covers and swap out all the SSD's in it.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

lmao. i'm not too sensitve... good grief.. who do you think you are? you started this nonsense.

calling someone out isn't being sensitive, if anything your whining about it for now 2 separate posts certainly is showing your sensitive side.

funny you should talk about hurling insults.. let's see what started it.. oh yes.. your comment: "Agreed. It's painfully obvious there are kids responding to this article, as using up valuable time and resources to build a PC is THEIR option. "

Calling posters that disagree with you kids certainly is insulting. So get over yourself and move along..

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

@HenryDJP .. nope, i don't need to chill out, being too sensitive,etc .. you're on the one with the arrogant attitude.

pretty obvious your attacks that you are trying to walk back from.

So the holier than thou attitude coming from you right now is down right laughable.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
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Jason: He got a virus on his Mac? The last time I read about a Mac virus in the wild, contracting it pretty much required a willing infectee.

Regarding price: Mac components are often better. The SSDs on 2017 MBPs, for example, are really fast. I think it would be hard to find an equivalent SSD upgrade. Also, in my experience, no other large company will go so far to ensure satisfaction. Apple has repeatedly replaced/repaired out-of-warranty products for me free of charge, saving me thousands over time--well worth a higher initial price.

Plus, Mac OS system-wide keyboard shortcuts make screen life worth living.

I have a 2017 13" MBP. It has been fantastic so far. Lack of ports has been a non-issue. I got two USB-A adapters for $9 on Amazon, and got on with my life. I sold my 5 year old MBP for $850!

My 5 reasons to buy PC over Mac:
1- You can't spend more than a few hundred bucks
2- You run Win-only software and can't/won't emulate it
3- You love tinkering with hardware
4- Gaming
5- ?

no I couldn't be bothered to shut them down, and make my machine steady state just to prove it to you that you were wrong.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
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Jason: He got a virus on his Mac? The last time I read about a Mac virus in the wild, contracting it pretty much required a willing infectee.

Regarding price: Mac components are often better. The SSDs on 2017 MBPs, for example, are really fast. I think it would be hard to find an equivalent SSD upgrade. Also, in my experience, no other large company will go so far to ensure satisfaction. Apple has repeatedly replaced/repaired out-of-warranty products for me free of charge, saving me thousands over time--well worth a higher initial price.

Plus, Mac OS system-wide keyboard shortcuts make screen life worth living.

I have a 2017 13" MBP. It has been fantastic so far. Lack of ports has been a non-issue. I got two USB-A adapters for $9 on Amazon, and got on with my life. I sold my 5 year old MBP for $850!

My 5 reasons to buy PC over Mac:
1- You can't spend more than a few hundred bucks
2- You run Win-only software and can't/won't emulate it
3- You love tinkering with hardware
4- Gaming
5- ?

actually my laptop weighs far less than 12lbs.

You'd realize from me describing the vm's running on it that it's used for far more important work than gaming, if you were so inclined to use some brain cells.

and again, the MBP parts are anything but special or even high end .. my laptop has nothing to do with that fact.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
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Leonard Shepherd: The "synopsis" did not comment on screen differences.
The Mac Retina screens are very high resolution and 3P colour which is a huge step up on most PC monitors.
I agree if your eyesight is not very good you might have difficulty seeing the obvious difference.
I prefer to image edit with a high resolution monitor to better see what I am editing.

funny that. my laptop had an option of a 15" 4K display if I wanted it.

which makes retina look archaic.

and what a weird statement.. if your eyesight isn't any good, get a bigger external monitor and stop using a high density 15" one.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

"Agreed. It's painfully obvious there are kids responding to this article, as using up valuable time and resources to build a PC is THEIR option. "

what kind of snotty arrogant attitude is that?

I outsource my laptop being custom built, they have it delivered to me in less than 2 weeks.

if i need something upgraded after that time, I spend a few minutes and do it myself. unsnap the back, replace / upgrade an SSD,etc .. something you cant do in a MAC for love nor money - you need an upgrade. punt the Mac.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

alot of FUD there. modern windows OS's don't get slower over age and don't require "insane maintenance"

SOrry I used a mac and laughed at it and wondered what overcharged bunch of garage it was that enforces you to be entirely bent over a table locked into one vendor.

sure it looks pretty - but for real world use - no thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
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electrophoto: Hardware - if you're looking at top-shelve models, is pretty much irrelevant in the Mac vs. PC debate... you'll find solid offerings on both ends.

For me - personally - the more interesting aspects are:
- OS ... I use both Windows and OS X at my work, and frankly, there's very little that is in favour of the latest (or older) Windows versions vs. OS X... yes, this is a personal thing, I simply utterly prefer the handling, stability, and layout of OS X in almost every aspect of daily computing life.

- Ports... yes, this is where apple really has become a "bit" of a silly thing... make it thinner make it lighter - fine... but please stop throwing out all ports and have me buy some dongle... not worth the tradeoff in my opinion

- Upgradeable hardware? who really cares... buy top-spec, get something that is really powerful enough for your use, get enough RAM from day one... and chances are that throughout the computers average lifespan you will not need to upgrade to better hardware

"Upgradeable hardware? who really cares" anyone with common sense would.

you can upgrade portions of your hardware and gain more actual life out of the unit for far less than it would be to replace a unit.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
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Jason: He got a virus on his Mac? The last time I read about a Mac virus in the wild, contracting it pretty much required a willing infectee.

Regarding price: Mac components are often better. The SSDs on 2017 MBPs, for example, are really fast. I think it would be hard to find an equivalent SSD upgrade. Also, in my experience, no other large company will go so far to ensure satisfaction. Apple has repeatedly replaced/repaired out-of-warranty products for me free of charge, saving me thousands over time--well worth a higher initial price.

Plus, Mac OS system-wide keyboard shortcuts make screen life worth living.

I have a 2017 13" MBP. It has been fantastic so far. Lack of ports has been a non-issue. I got two USB-A adapters for $9 on Amazon, and got on with my life. I sold my 5 year old MBP for $850!

My 5 reasons to buy PC over Mac:
1- You can't spend more than a few hundred bucks
2- You run Win-only software and can't/won't emulate it
3- You love tinkering with hardware
4- Gaming
5- ?

and again, you're speaking of things you obviously have no real knowledge of.

the parts in the MBP aren't anything special, and most laptops outdistance it especially for the price.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
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Jason: He got a virus on his Mac? The last time I read about a Mac virus in the wild, contracting it pretty much required a willing infectee.

Regarding price: Mac components are often better. The SSDs on 2017 MBPs, for example, are really fast. I think it would be hard to find an equivalent SSD upgrade. Also, in my experience, no other large company will go so far to ensure satisfaction. Apple has repeatedly replaced/repaired out-of-warranty products for me free of charge, saving me thousands over time--well worth a higher initial price.

Plus, Mac OS system-wide keyboard shortcuts make screen life worth living.

I have a 2017 13" MBP. It has been fantastic so far. Lack of ports has been a non-issue. I got two USB-A adapters for $9 on Amazon, and got on with my life. I sold my 5 year old MBP for $850!

My 5 reasons to buy PC over Mac:
1- You can't spend more than a few hundred bucks
2- You run Win-only software and can't/won't emulate it
3- You love tinkering with hardware
4- Gaming
5- ?

doing a quick look at the MBP's .. it looks like they are just using a M.2 PCIe 2 lane SSD, because they have capacities up to 2TB.

NVMe - which is lightyears faster and better than PCIe M.2 SSD's they aren't using. so no, MBP's don't have the latest and greatest and the fastest.

video never uses SSD - it uses DRAM, and of course dell has it .. duh.

Radeon's suck balls as far as performance, nvidia is simply much better.

C - a top end MBP is around 2799. My laptop ran around 3600. however, it simply runs rings around what the MBP 15 top end is.

Also the MBP tops out at 16GB of memory. that's ludicrous. Mine has 64GB.

Also again, the MBP tops out at 4GB DDR5 radeon memory, which again is pretty low. mine has 8GB.

Running geekbench on mine versus a MBP .. MBP geekbench from a review were 4,739 in single core mode and 15,731 in multi core, mine was 4950 and 16093 *WITH* 5 virtual machines running (3x2012R2 Server,1 pfsense,1 windows 8)

I wouldn't call it good for it's class

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 02:18 UTC
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rsf3127: OSX and Linux are still above Windows. I am obliged to use W10 at work and it is the second best version (after 7) but still crashes regularly and I have to waste time fixing drivers and looking for third party software to do things that are much easier in the other OSs.

*if you need multitasking* you're full of it really.

I run 5 VM's concurrently my windows laptop, plus the main OS which I use for gaming and just about everything. never had a problem with blue screens, and never had a problem with multi-tasking.

the weird behavior is you assuming that your experience is normal... perhaps surf less nefarious websites.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
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